The last Saturday of March was the kick start to a very busy wedding 'season', and it was the fantastic wedding of Katie and Zizzi at Fingle Bridge, a lovely venue that sits next to the River Teign just outside of Drewsteignton in Dartmoor.
The day began at Katie and Zizzi's house where the groomsmen were getting ready. Although only there a short amount of time it was great fun. I have never met a best man on such good form, checking every little detail. Zizzi was in good hands.
It was then off to Katie's Dad's house where the bridesmaids were getting ready. And it was there, whilst listening to a playlist that seemed to be made in 1999, that we realised that most of us were just one year apart at secondary school. I guess Exeter isn't that big of a city after all. It was nice to see plenty of the neighbours take photos and pass on their best wishes before the party departed for the wedding.
A quick drive down the A30 and we were ready for the ceremony. I'm a fan of the Fingle Bridge Pub, as i've been there for plenty of walks over the years, but until I met Katie and Zizzi I never realised they did weddings as well. The room was packed and witnessed what has to be the 'smiliest' wedding ceremonies I've seen, if I can use that word? And that was the theme of the entire night, smiles and laughter. I was warned by one of the groomsmen that I was going to see some 'African madness' and that I did.
One of the highlights was a hugely entertaining dance 'exhibition' with an African theme, something that I've never seen, or likely to see again, but had all the guests engaged and asking for more.
For this wedding I've put together a video to show what the day was like. Two minutes from preparations to the first dance. I hope you like it.
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